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How to kill skeletons...permanently?

Posted: September 28th, 2018, 5:06 pm
by onemeg
At first I thought it was one of the goblins bringing the skeletons back, but sometimes there are just skeleton warriors and they keep coming back. I can't tell if one of them is summoning the others, or if there's something I need to do to make them stay dead. I haven't seen any channeling going on to interrupt. It'll be like I'm down to one skeleton, he's half dead, goes to his turn and he summons two more, or they rise again, or something. Anyone know?

Re: How to kill skeletons...permanently?

Posted: September 28th, 2018, 5:30 pm
by CaptainPatch
The only solution that I have seen is to kill ALL of the skeletons in one round.

Re: How to kill skeletons...permanently?

Posted: September 28th, 2018, 11:16 pm
by Orpheus the Bard
I was having the same problem. Easier said than done.

Who do you have in your party using what when you are fighting them?

Re: How to kill skeletons...permanently?

Posted: September 28th, 2018, 11:29 pm
by DSCrankshaw
Yes, you do need to kill all the skeletons in one round. The key to doing that is using area attack skills and spells: sweeping strike, rain of arrows, dragon's breath, and arcane barrage (technically not area attack, but can tag a bunch of enemies quickly). And pick up Grand Conjuror early. Conjuror's Mark causes each area damage when you hit a marked enemy. That can result in a powerful chain reaction if you've marked a bunch of them, as activating one mark damages nearby enemies and triggers their marks.

I like having two practitioners (Crux and the Green Lady, in my party) as soon as you hit five character slots, both with Grand Conjuror.

Re: How to kill skeletons...permanently?

Posted: September 29th, 2018, 2:36 am
by Melancolie
I get a couple spell points (meditation) on my practitioner, pop conjurers mark on 3 skeletons and trigger them. Bye bye skeletons.

Re: How to kill skeletons...permanently?

Posted: September 29th, 2018, 5:52 am
by onemeg
Ok, I don't have conjurer's mark yet, will work towards that or make a merc. Thanks everyone!

Re: How to kill skeletons...permanently?

Posted: September 29th, 2018, 7:08 am
by Orpheus the Bard
One thing I noticed is that once you kill one or two, they are replaced before the end of your turn. This is ridiculous.

Re: How to kill skeletons...permanently?

Posted: September 29th, 2018, 8:38 am
by DSCrankshaw
If they're resurrecting in the middle of your turn, that's probably a bug. They should resurrect at the beginning of your turn, which means that you need to kill all the skeletons in one round. It does work if you put an effect on them that will kill them during their turn, such as burning. I think rain of arrows will happen before they resurrect too. But if any skeletons are standing when your turn begins, all of them will resurrect.

On the plus side, they usually have much lower hp and armor than other creatures of their difficulty level.

It's annoying, but I actually think it's a neat take on the undead. They should be hard to make stay dead if they have already been brought back once.

Re: How to kill skeletons...permanently?

Posted: September 29th, 2018, 3:51 pm
by Orpheus the Bard
I think your right. The next time I faced them, They weren't doing that any more, but resurrecting at the start of their turn and I was able to beat them this time round.